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    From this experience, I learn / learned / have learned never to trust strangers.

    I heard a knock on the door. I opened it, and was surprised that he was a stranger. He said that he was Henry, my father's friend, and had lost his wallet and so had no money for lunch. He looked sad, so I gave him $10. He thanked me and left. When my father returned home, I told him my good deed in helping his friend. Instead of praising me, my father scolded me and said he did not have a friend whose name was Henry.

    From this experience, I learn / learned / have learned never to trust strangers.

    Which verb should I use?

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    Re: From this experience, I learn / learned / have learned never to trust strangers.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    I heard a knock on the door. I opened it, and was surprised that he was a stranger. He said that he was Henry, my father's friend, and had lost his wallet and so had no money for lunch. He looked sad, so I gave him $10. He thanked me and left. When my father returned home, I told him my good deed in helping his friend. Instead of praising me, my father scolded me and said he did not have a friend whose name was Henry.

    From this experience, I learn / learned / have learned never to trust strangers.

    Which verb should I use?

    Thanks.
    The present perfect "have learned" would be the best. In AmE the simple past "learned" would be common.

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